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Two crows rest atop the Statue of Liberty replica at Odaiba.

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exactly, why would i research america? lol i dont care about america.. and its known to be 'america's statue of liberty the gift from the french' when i was taught at school. So, it is americas.. Yuck.

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I have not made any specific checks, just writing out of my recollection.

Bartholdi's "Statue of Liberty" was created by the French-Alsatian sculptor on a request by a French fund created for offering this monument to the USA on the occasion of the first centennial of the Declaration of Independence. Actually, the pieces that constitute the monument were entrusted to the City of New York in or about 1876, NYC having to organize and spend for building the stone base and erecting the monument.

Obviously, Bartholdi initially sculpted a small scale model, and from that model were produced the bronze pieces that are the "skin" of the monument, skin which is attached to an iron inner structure that was designed by no less than Gustave Eiffel.

The complete monument was assembled in a "blank run" in Paris (wherefrom some very strange photos where you can see this giant lady towering above the roofs of a popular district) and disassembled for shipment.

The original model was used at the time for producing several replicas of varied dimensions which can be called "copies", some in bronze some in cast iron.

The bronze one that you can see in Paris where Pont de Grenelle intersects the Ile aux Cygnes is the one that France lent to Japan a few years ago for the celebration of the "Year of France in Japan". I can remember its arrival there and installation at a place where surely no one would go and see it, on the port of Tokyo.

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I personally don't care about whose or where this is. But it does make the crows look big. This should go on the front page of the Newspaper in NY city to freak out the people there. The F-16s will be flying soon enough.

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These two are the typical ones sitting on top of scarecrowns.

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it looks as if the crows are talking. silly humans they are all worried about the pig flu and forgot the bird flu.

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Jessica you obviously didn't do any research on it, it isn't American it's French. The entire Odaiba aea is a commercial district, so I don't see what the point is, Odaiba isn't Ellis island, its a tourist district, making money on commercial matters, the statue is popular with visitors to the area.

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It’s just another tourist attraction, interesting photo but nothing more than that. The only reason it has made it on to JT is because it is sure to get posts from the Americans who always feel a need to protect what they believe to be their own.

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-twitches-

why does japan have a replica.... they shouldnt have american crap like that in japan... its americas.. they should get there own unique thing..

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No worries about bird droppings. They must get burnt up in the flames before they hit.

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Badge213 -- so, in other words it is a copy, like so much of what drives Japan, built for basically purely commercial reasons. Clearly it isn't there as a symbol to welcome all the immigrants to Japan like the one in NY did for many decades. Wonder how many girls making peace signs have been photographed in front of it over the years.

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Silly crows, soon we will have BBQ crows for them stopping on top of the flame.

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Vultures would be more apropo at this point in "history"...

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The Statue in Odaiba is not a gift from the US, it was a gift from France. Actually it was on loan from the one that is in Paris:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabriceterrasson/61378384/sizes/o/

(Actually there are three in Paris, and one was the model that was used to design the "real" statue found in NY)

France loaned it to Japan for Frano-Japanese Friendship Celebration. Japan returned it and created a replica which is the one you see in Odaiba today.

Remember NYC's Statue is also French.

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JESUS!!!!

I didn't read the caption at first and thought we were being invaded by giant alien crows of death!

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Quick someone... let the city officials know there is some terrorist activity going on on the top of the statue.

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I did not know the Statue of Liberty had such buff pipes.

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neverknow2 - If you have to ask why, you'll never know.

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I believe this statue is on loan from the French Government. It was the original model used to make the Statue of Liberty in New York. I hope that the bird droppings are not damaging this statue. In a country that spends tons of time keeping birds off of things, I would think that someone would take a bit more care to protect this artifcat.

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lol. Odaiba is an international attraction, a multi-cultural spot for arts, music and literature lovers. One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, where you can find all the natiolities in the world living there. A city that was an inspiration for NY, who even copied in large scale it´s unique Statue of Liberty. LOL.

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neverknow2 - remember - the statue of liberty in new york isn't the only one made by the french. I'm not sure, but I've heard that the one in Odaiba is also made as a present from France - is this right?

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america, you are welcome!

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it's about America the Beautiful over Japan

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Statue of Liberty replica

Why..?? and also... WHY?

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"replica at Odaiba"

Whew! For a second there, I thought there were two giant crows resting atop the Statue of Liberty in New York!

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Doesn't look they are resting, instead waiting to go into an action similar to one at Windsor Castle :)

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